Cub: The Story of a Boy Reporter

Cub: The Story of a Boy Reporter

by Keith B. Darrell


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What will you find in Cub: The Story of a Boy Reporter? In addition to some entertaining autobiographical anecdotes of the young author’s brief stint as a “cub” reporter (from college press and country journalism to turning down CNN), and contemporaneous articles written during that period (like the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter in Washington, DC and the Spenkelink execution in Florida), Cub also includes interviews with and/or photographs of:

Reubin Askew (Florida governor)

F. Lee Bailey (famed criminal defense attorney)

Griffin Bell (U.S. attorney general)

Leigh Brackett (science fiction and mystery author)

Jimmy Carter (U.S. president)

Lin Carter (Conan author)

Steve Cauthen (Triple Crown-winning jockey)

Lawton Chiles (U.S. senator and Florida governor)

Midge Costanza (Carter White House aide)

Alan Dean Foster (science fiction author)

David Frost (British television personality and interviewer)

L. Sprague de Camp (Conan author)

Zsa Zsa Gabor (actress)

Dick Giordano (comic book artist)

Valerie Harper (actress)

Leon Jaworski (Watergate prosecutor)

Hamilton Jordan (Carter White House chief of staff)

Jeanette Kahn (DC Comics publisher)

Gabe Kaplan (comedian and star of Welcome Back, Kotter)

David Kennerly (Ford White House photographer)

Coretta Scott King (widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Charles Kirbo (Georgia attorney, confidant and advisor to President Jimmy Carter)

Jack Kirby (comic book artist)

The Amazing Kreskin (George Joseph Kresge, a famous mentalist)

Gary Kurtz (Star Wars producer)

R.A. Lafferty (science fiction author)

Keith Laumer (science fiction author)

Stan Lee (Marvel Comics writer and publisher)

Barry Manilow (singer-songwriter)

Eugene McCarthy (U.S. senator and presidential candidate)

Walter Mondale (U.S. vice-president)

Martin Mull (comedian and actor)

Noel Neil (“Lois Lane” in The Adventures of Superman)

Jody Powell (Carter White House press secretary)

Vincent Price (actor)

Helen Reddy (Australian singer)

Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek creator)

Robert Silverberg (science fiction author)

Jim Steranko (comic book artist)

George Takei (actor)

Jack Williamson (science fiction author)

Mike Zeck (comic book artist)

Roger Zelazny (poet and science fiction author)

Anthony Zerbe (actor)

If you’re a fan of television, movies, comic books, science fiction, politics, or the craft of writing then you will find something of interest in Cub: The Story of a Boy Reporter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935971504
Publisher: Amber Book Company LLC
Publication date: 09/02/2019
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1: BCC 1

Chapter 2: Country Journalism 33

Chapter 3: Execution Vigil 39

Chapter 4: The Politicians 57

Chapter 5: The Peanut Brigade 85

Chapter 6: The Myth Makers 125

Chapter 7: The Entertainers 173

Chapter 8: The Wunderkind 217

Chapter 9: The Big Moments 233

Photo Gallery 251

Author Biography 267

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